Collateral Management Amid Changing Regulations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | By Lee Burchell, Managing Director EMEA Business Development | SS&C Fund Services

Collateral Management Amid Changing Regulations

With the new regulations like the ongoing roll-out of Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), many firms are evaluating if they are ready for regulatory deadlines, and whether they are able to proactively manage collateral exposures and challenge calls on a factual basis. Many are facing obstacles like the inability to independently value positions and calculate and challenge margin calls. A fragmented collateral management infrastructure with heavy reliance on manual processes leads to a lack of scalability to effectively monitor and manage counterparty and credit risk exposures. There is clearly a need for a platform that can adapt as technology, market demands and regulations change over time.

Governance and oversight are a firm’s responsibility, but without transparency into what actions a third party performs on your behalf, oversight is a challenge. Firms need a solution that provides a real-time snapshot of risk exposure and margin call status, as well as full transparency to view and track all activities performed by providers.

SS&C GlobeOp has been at the forefront of collateral solutions since 2000, with service teams to minimize your operational and counterparty risk via our integrated collateral management platform, as well as manage your initial and variation margin collateral exposure using securities and cash. Our straight-through collateral and margin management service encompasses an end-to-end workflow from trade capture through to margin calculation, settlement and dispute resolution.

SS&C’s continuous investment in our technology and our people helps us create scalable solutions. Our modular collateral management solution enables clients to outsource their collateral process for one or many asset classes.

To learn more about how SS&C GlobeOp can help you navigate the regulatory and operational requirements of every aspect of collateral management, download the "Collateral Management" brochure.

EMEA, Fund Administration

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